Financial Analysis

Financial Analysis

Course Description

The Financial Analysis course is all about financial analysis and ratios. Accurate financial analysis is a fundamental element of strategy, growth, and overall success.

Understanding how to use financial indicators and benchmarks allows you to allocate resources and evaluate potential projects for maximum return-on-investment. Financial analysis takes the guesswork out of the planning process and enables you to build and interpret financial projections.

For Whom

Upon completion of this crash course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify current vital financial indicators that are important to your organization.
  • Comprehend financial forecasting techniques that can enable management to make truly informed decisions.
  • Apply methods that can improve your company’s profit picture and your stockholders’ investment.
  • Know your firm’s finances and what that means for the present and future
Learning Objectives
  • Completing your month-end reporting requirements inside a reduced time frame.
  • Identifying the best practice features to speed up month end routines.
  • Focusing on the essential reporting requirements in the month and determining fleet of foot solutions.
  • Determining how some reporting tools may be of help to revolutionise board reporting.
Topical Outline

The student will be taught the below subjects:

  • Roles in Corporate Planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Capital budgeting
  • Financial forecasting/li> Increasing Company Value
  • Drivers of shareholder value creation
  • Economic Value-Added model
  • Evaluating Capital Investment Proposals
  • How to use financial forecasting to make accurate evaluations of proposed projects
  • Income tax aspects of capital investments
  • Alternative investment proposals
  • Measuring Management Performance
  • Balance sheet analysis—DuPont formula, ROI, ROA, ROE
  • Evaluating profit margins, asset turnover (efficiency) and leverage
  • Income statement analysis—EPS, ROS
  • Benchmarking company performance
  • Using Cash Flow Analysis
  • Cash flow from operations, investing, and financing
  • Ratios and metrics you can use
  • Interpreting “Statement of Cash Flows”
  • Cash flow performance indicators—profitability, liquidity, and solvency
  • Interpreting and Evaluating Financial Information
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Managing capital—debt and equity
  • Utilizing “Value Line” reports
  • Calculating Present Value
  • The time value of money
  • Internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Net present value (NPV)
  • Estimation, payback, and terminal value
  • Discounted cash flow

Summary

Course Title: Financial Analysis

Type of Course: Crash Course

Number of Sessions: 3 sessions (5 hours each)

Language: English

Course Materials: ICC Course Reader

Certificate: Professional Development Certificate

Fees: EUR 1,575.- per participant